Steamboat boys lacrosse downs Grandview, 14-9

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— The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team remained hot, downing Grandview, 14-9, on Saturday.

Steamboat again started slow but recovered in the final three quarters to wind up with the win.

“It was the same thing,” Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said about his team’s slow start. “We didn’t panic, and we kept our poise. I thought ground balls were the key to the ball game.”

Just as Steamboat fell behind, 3-1, early against Battle Mountain on Friday, the team again found itself down.

Grandview was up, 5-3, after one quarter before Steamboat scored four in the second quarter to take a 7-6 lead.

And just as it did Friday, Steamboat decided the game in the third quarter with three more goals to go into the last frame up, 10-6.

Lance Ostrom had another good day, leading all scorers with seven goals. Wilber Ranieri had three, John Wharton had two and Kai Rogers and Christian Ramirez each added one.

Steamboat (11-1 overall, 8-0 in conference) now will look to win its fourth straight Mountain Conference title. The team plays at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at home against Aspen.

Aspen has one conference loss coming in, and the winner will earn an automatic bid to the playoffs.

“It’s a must-win for us,” Hiester said. “I think they are a pretty good lacrosse team. We have to go out and play our game.”

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